October is one of my favourite months. Pumpkins start popping up everywhere. The shops are filled with Halloween themed sweets and decorations. Things start to get spooky… So before we start November off with a bang, I thought I’d recap on the things I’ve been up to this past month.
There’s never a shortage of things to do in Liverpool but sometimes it’s nice to visit places on the outskirts of the city. At the start of the month (which seems ages ago now) we went to Port Sunlight for a nice autumnal stroll and a bite to eat. It’s a cute little village with adorable cottages that look like something from the 1950’s.
We went to visit family in Surrey for a long weekend which was nice. There’s plenty of places to go on long walks and get plenty of steps in (does anyone else check obsessively how many steps they’ve done?) As Portsmouth is only an hour away by train from Tom’s mum, we decided to head there and check out Gunwharf Quays and the harbour. I enjoyed it as I like anything nautical but it’s also nice exploring new places.
For Tom’s birthday, we decided to visit Ghetto Golf and see what all the fuss was about. It was amazing. Seriously, we had so much fun. I love how each hole is different and quirky. We went in the afternoon and had the place to ourselves pretty much which was cool as we didn’t have people behind us rushing us through the course. If you’re in or around Liverpool and haven’t been yet I would definitely recommend it.
The dark nights are finally here and although most people don’t like them, I actually don’t mind. Especially when I get to take pictures of the Albert Dock looking so pretty all lit up. Although it is grim looking out the window at 4pm when you’re still at your desk in work and it’s pitch black out.
I stopped by Frederiks on Hope street for a lovely Sunday roast followed by one of the yummiest desserts I’ve ever had. A Nutella chocolate mousse with fresh fruit and chopped hazelnuts. I’m not sure why I’ve never had Nutella mousse before but rest assured, I will be having it again.
I love Halloween but all my plans seemingly fell through for one reason or another so I was determined to go to Merseyside Dogs Home Spooky Pooch Parade for Howl-O-Ween. Is there anything better than dogs in costume? No. I actually stumbled upon this last year by accident and it was the best thing ever. This year, my friend brought her adorable little pooch, Max, along although you can’t see his cute pumpkin costume in the pic. All the dogs looked so adorable and it’s for a good cause.
As I mentioned, my plans to go pumpkin picking fell though so I had to make do with a lopsided one from Tesco. I took to Pinterest for some carving inspiration and found a cute cat design which looked easy enough. The only tealight candles I had available were my Yankee Christmas Cookie ones, so it was a bit strange smelling Christmas scents coming from the pumpkin…
Speaking of Christmas, Starbucks now have their festive drinks menu available if you’re a Starbucks card holder. If not, you don’t have to wait too long (2nd November) before you can get your hands on one. I went for the Eggnog latte which is one of my festive favourites. Costa Coffee also release their festive drinks on the same day. Goodbye money!